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Recovery Countdown: Check This Out

Featured Blog Winners!The 47% of Americans that didn’t vote for Barack Obama, plus some that voted just to jump on the bandwagon, are no doubt extremely upset with the direction our country is taking.  I, for one, am mortified at the rate we are spending money we don’t have, but I’m trying to remain positive.  If you are like me and the millions of Americans that didn’t vote for this false change, RecoveryCountdown.com is the site for you.  Recovery Countdown is an extremely useful resource that contains links, breaking news, RSS feeds to other websites and much, much more.  The people at Recovery Countdown describe the site perfectly by saying:

This site is an effort by a group of friends to offer a resource to all who are not happy with the direction our nation is headed, and are looking for information and resources that will help them to play an active role in shaping the outcome of the 2010 General Election.

And by the looks of things now, I can’t think of a better way to spend my efforts than trying to keep the big-spending, bailout hailing liberals out of power.  Join the fight today and visit Recovery Countdown!

To visit this site and start paving the way for the conservative revolution in 2010, click here.

What do you think of Recovery Countdown?  Are you as infuriated with the way things are going as I am?  Leave your comments below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  If you have a site or blog that you think deserves this award, e-mail us a link and it will be considered!

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Rick

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I Had an Inspiring Dream Last Night

Everyone needs to be the yellow smiley.

Everyone needs to be the yellow smiley.

As most everyone knows (if not, crawl out from under that rock.), the stock market is quite low right now and the economy is crap.  However, last night I had a dream that lifted my spirits a little bit.  In my dream, I was at my parents house watching FBN (Fox Business News) with my dad.  In the dream, the news anchor was visibly ecstatic over the most recent developments.  Turns out, the market was making a massive recovery and it was playing our right before all of America.  It was just noon and the market had rebounded 500 points since the opening bell, with no signs of slowing up.  Everyone was, understandably, thrilled over this news.  That is about all I can remember, but regardless of the vagueness of the dream, it certainly put things in perspective for me.  Even though times are tough now, good times will return.  Now, in no way am I downplaying the severity of our current situation.  It’s bad, and I consider myself to be one of the least affected.  I feel for the families that are losing so much (well, I feel for the one’s that were living within their means.  To the one’s that weren’t and charged up credit cards to the 6 digits so they could drive a Beemer: this mess is partially your fault.).  But no one should lose hope.  And by that I mean, in four years we have a chance to fix thies mess.  The current administration is leading us in the completely wrong direction with the economic crisis.  However, once again, great times are coming once we got out of this.  Look back at past recessions, coming off of those are some of the most prosperous years we’ve experienced.  So to everyone having a rough time now, stay optimistic!  Be as content as you can now because everything WILL get better.

Hope I’ve encouraged at least one person.  Leave a comment it below and let us hear how feel.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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To the Liberals: Hillary Might Have to Wait a Little Longer

Try, try and try again.  But after the 3rd time give it up.

Try, try and try again. But after the 3rd time give it up.

Oh goodness, Hillary’s journey to the White House is something straight out of some cruel political joke.  She refused to admit defeat when clearly it was over, she tried as hard as she could and still got nowhere.  And now, when a place on the White House staff is so close she can touch it, it is yanked away faster than you can say “6 More Years in the Senate”.  Apparently, some clause is in the Constitution states that if the pay is raised on a cabinet position while an elected congressman is serving, they are ineligible for that position.  Well looky here, George raised the pay for Secretary of State back in January.  Hillary was a senator in January.  Here lies the problem.  So, unless Barack pulls a Nixon (“Pulling a Nixon” is never something you want to do), and lowers the pay to make her eligible, looks like Hillary will have to scurry right back into the Senate until next time.  Obviously, it’s just not meant to be.

I’ll be interested to see how this all plays out.  I’m mostly interested to see whether or not they abide by the constitution.  Most of the liberaloids don’t think the constitution is relevant to modern life, so I would not be surprised if they just ignored it.  If that’s the case, I’ll go as far as to say Barack better make sure he’s got an available senate seat come 2012, because blatantly going against the CONSTITUTION is not going to seat well anyone less liberal than Michael Moore.

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Don’t Forget Rudy!

When I made the list of potential candidates for 2012, Rudy Giuliani was not included because I was sure he had no interest in running again.  I mean come on, the guy had to drop out of the race near the very beginning after his strategy proved to be a flop, so I thought it was safe to not include him in the list.  However, this past Sunday, Rudy left the options open for a run for Governor of New York, as well as a second presidential bid in 2012.  Following a speech in Dubai, Rudy said, “No one knows whether you’ll do something again until you come to the point of: ‘Is it possible to do it again? Would you have a chance of winning?’ I mean those are just things you can’t evaluate right now.”

I think he should go for it again.  He’s got a good chance if he works at it, and he ranks in the top 4 or 5 of my personal favorite contenders.  So I’d be pleased.  However, If he wants the nomination he will have to come at it with a different strategy than this past attempt.  He put all his eggs in one basket and when that basket fell they all broke and he had to drop out (Please excuse the cliche, Haha).  The 2012 election is going to hinge quite a bit on how Barack does and how many people he lets down along the way.  If he manages to do well, then our selection of Republican candidate will be far different than if he flops.  Anyway, if he does go for it and fails, he should serve on the cabinet should the Republican nominee win.  I think he’s a very smart guy and is very good at what he does.  I’m sure he’d be the top choice for Attorney General.

So now it’s time to hear from you!  Vote in the poll below, leave a comment, or even send off a good e-mail!

Rudy Giuliani, thinking about 2012?

Rudy Giuliani, thinking about 2012?

                                                                                     

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The Minnesota Senate Race Mess

Norm Coleman, Republican Incumbent

Norm Coleman, Republican Incumbent


      Al Franken, Democratic Comedian

Al Franken, Democratic Comedian

Just like Florida in 2000, the state of Minnesota is gearing up for a recount.  Not for the presidential election, but rather its U.S. Senate Race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.  Right now the margin is a mere 206 votes in favor of Coleman, who is the incumbent Republican senator.  They are now recounting the ballouts to ensure their accuracy.

This is going to be a huge mess, I can just see it now.  I’m sure there will be lawsuits, and both parties will scream “fraud!”.  We can only hope that Coleman turns up the winner, because we Republicans certainly don’t want to lose a senate seat to that nut job Franken.  I am personally very surprised this race is even close.  I can’t imagine how people justify voting for someone who would no doubt take his job in the senate as a joke.  He’s said before that if elected, his first action in senate would be to push for a “quickie impeachment” of Bush before his term ended.  I realize some people don’t like Bush and that he could never do that, but that’s just nonsense.  Imagine if a republican senator said he would push for a “quickie impeachment” of Obama after he is inaugarated.  There would be mass chaos, riots, and all kinds of horrible things.

So what do you think?  It’s time to voice your opinion in our poll:

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Almost Confirmed: Newt Gingrich for President 2012

Newt Gingrich, will we see him in 2012?

Newt Gingrich, will we see him in 2012?

That’s right.  Earlier today Newt Gingrich was being interviewed by Sean Hannity and he asked him if he would interested in running for the nomination in 2012.  Newt immediately responded with a “Yes”, which left Sean Hannity speechless for the first time in the history of the world.  He then said to ask again in 3 years and he’d give a definite answer.  I think this is huge because usually a candidate won’t even give an idea if they are running unless they are pretty sure of it.  If Newt Gingrich did get the nomination, I would be behind him 100%, but in the primaries probably not so much.  He is a brilliant guy, and I like his conservatives values, but he brings a lot of undesirable baggage with him.  We’ll have to see where this goes from here, I’m sure it will be convered some more by the media.

So in order to see where all of you readers stand, vote in the poll below:

Thanks for voting!  Please leave a comment about what you think of a potential Newt Gingrich White House run.

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The Bailout Fad

Line up for you free bailout!

Line up for you free bailout!

Ahh, I just love a good bailout. Don’t worry about being responsible with your money, Nancy Pelosi and her squad of liberals will be at your door very shortly with a whopping check to “solve” all your troubles!

Hopefully, everyone sees the sarcasm in that.  My opinion is actually completely opposite of that.  I DESPISE the current love affair the democrats in congress have with bailouts.  They seem to have the mindset that the more money you throw at the problem the better off we are and everyone is happy.  False.  The kool-aid drinkers are happy, but those that understand the economy are left scratching their heads.  It blows my mind as to why they continue proposing these bailouts that clearly don’t work.  The first economic stimulus package failed to do anything, so they are proposing a new one.  Of course!  If at first $170 billion doesn’t jump-start the economy, throw another package right on down!  That doesn’t even make sense.  Now, they have a package designed to specifically bailout Detroit.  No, not their dreadful football team (For those that don’t follow football, the have lost all 8 of their games so far), but the automakers in Detroit.  They are now proposing $50 billion to give to struggling automakers, and while I know the auto companies certainly need some help, this is not the right way to go.  My main point with this rant is where will all this end?  Are we going to continue bailing out every industry in the nation until every executive get’s their spa trip at a luxurious resort?  Something needs to be done.  At the rate we’re going, I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow Pelosi speaks on a bailout for struggling lemonade stands across the country.  Eventually you have to draw the line, and most sensible people would have drawn after the first stimulus failed to make even a knick in the economy.

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Possible Candidates for 2012

Well now that the 2008 election is over, the quest for the White House in 2012 has officially begun.  But who will go up against Barack Obama in the 2012 election?  Well, it will no doubt have to be someone with charisma, great ideas, a lot of funding, and not to mention a great campaign strategy.  But it can be done.  To do this though, prospective candidates need to start laying the groundwork now.  Now I don’t mean they should start campaigning now (the Republican party to needs to reorganize before any of that starts), but they should start with the basics now.  Before I start, I’d like to say the majority of these candidacies depend on how well Barack Obama does over the next few years.  If he does well, then we probably won’t see the majority of these people make an attempt in four years.  Look for them in 2016.  Having said that, let’s take a look at who I think will be prospective candidates in the 2012 election:

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska

1. First, and probably most obvious, Sarah Palin.  Sarah Palin is adored by nearly everyone in the conservative community, and has the potential to be a political force.  All she needs to do is prepare for the next two years and then in 2010 start laying the groundwork for her campaign.  If she can hold up well in the Republican primary debates, and have successful interviews, I think she can erase the bad impression she made with some with her Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson interviews.

2. Mick Huckabee- This was my candidate in the Republican primaries earlier this year.  If he and Sarah Palin both ran for the 2012 nomination I would be torn between the two.  But nontheless, Huckabee won last years Iowa caucus and will be back in Iowa promoting his new book soon.  He has an extremely popular show on FOX, and it’s almost impossible not to like the guy.  I think with all of the exposure he has gotten recently, he will probably wind up in the mix either in 2012 or 2016.

3. Newt Gingrich– While I wouldn’t consider him to be incredibly popular, he is certrainly a very smart man.  I think he could do a lot with the party.  His spokesman, Rick Tyler, has said that “We’ll see what Barack Obama does.” when asked about Gingrich’s presidential run.  I think that if he doesn’t run, he needs to be on the campaign of whoever gets the nomination.  He is a very smart man that could help a great deal.

4. Tim Pawlenty– Said to be the runner-up choice as McCain’s VP, Pawlenty shows great promise.  He will have to become better known if he wants to compete with the big dogs (Palin, Huckabee, Romney), but he can do it.  Also, another positive note is that he’s a popular governor in Minnesota, which would no doubt score him a win in the usually blue state.

5. Mitt Romney– The only real threat to McCain as the primaries progressed, Romney is very popular.  But some of his views don’t mix well the conservative base, especially his views on abortion, which have changed often through the years.  He is probably my least favorite of the prospective candidates, as he was in the 2008 Primaries, but he has the potential nontheless.

6. Bobby Jindal– Jindal is currently in his first term as Governor of Louisiana, after serving several years in

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

the U.S. House.  Many conservative leaders hail Jindal as “the future of the GOP”, one even going as far as garaunteeing Jindal will be the president one day.  My best advice for him is to wait until the 2016 maybe run for the Senate before he goes for the nomination.  He has loads of potential.  This is one to surely keep your eye on.

7. Charlie Crist– Crist is currently the governor and Florida, and has stated that he wants to “broaden the party”, according to his closest advisors.  He successfully secured a large portion of the African-American vote when he ran for governor, and believes the same can be done in a presidential race.  Crist will be the host of the RGA conference in Miami.

8. Haley Barbour– Barbour is currently the governor of Mississippi, and served as the RNC chairman from 1993 to 1997.  While he was the chairman, the Republicans captured both the House and the Senate for the first time since 1954.  Barbour was wildly praised with his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster and is popular among many Mississippians.  He turned around the budget situation in Mississippi, going from a $709 million deficit in the 2004 to a balanced budget in 2006, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in years.  And with his final term as governor coming to an end in 2011, his options are open for a 2012 election bid.

Well that about raps up my top 8 potential candidates (in no particular order) for the Republican nomination in 2012.  We have a lot of promise in this group, if not in 2012 in 2016.  So take note of these names because this is certainly not the last time you’ll hear them.

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Here Are Some Interesting Numbers

Fighting it out for Election 2012

Fighting it out for Election 2012

According to the Associated Press exit polling, the number of voters who call themselves Republicans has decreased from 37% to 32% since 2004, and the number of people who identify with the Democrats has increased from 37% to 39% since 2004.  This is not doubt due to the Republican name being tarnished by our dear President Bush.  Also worth noting, 1 in 5 people who call themselves conservatives voted for Obama, while only 1 in 10 people who call themselves liberal voted for McCain.  This surprises me a great deal because John McCain is pretty moderate.  Barack Obama is extreme left.  Why any conservative would vote for him astonishes me.

But, there is a bright side:  voters ideoligies have not changed much at all.  The percentage of people who call themselves liberal rose a mere one point, from 21% in 2004 to 22% in 2008.  The percentage of people who call themselves conservatives held at 34%, and the percentage of people who call themselves moderate fell one point to 44% in 2008, compared to 45% in 2004.

I think that in 2012, after the democrats have had their turn and people see that the Bush years weren’t all that bad compared with Obama’s first term, the Republican party will come back stronger than ever.

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